Twenty residents from Ty Eirin Care Home in Porth and their family members have collaborated with the Rhondda Arts Society and Petra Publishing to create a book with a collection of poems, each of which is appropriately illustrated with photographs of bygone times, giving added meaning to the words.
The poems have themes that are apparent from titles such as “Those Courting Days”, “The Clothes We Wore,” and “When there was no television.”
They are more than poems, they are also an engaging way of creating and preserving a record of personal everyday memories of society and culture when today’s great grandparents were the younger generation.
The collection will spark memories in older generations of readers and for youngsters they will give a glimpse into a bygone time that their relatives knew.
Sue Bennett, Home Manager, said: “This book shows that it is never too late for people to discover their creative side. Older people have some wonderful memories and stories to tell about when they were young and everyone enjoyed sharing them and distilling them into narrative poems.”
Are you looking for a care home in Porth? Ty Eirin Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care and nursing care.
Date published: 24 January 2018
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